The wife has requested me to smoke two pork butts we had in the freezer. They have been thawing in the fridge for a few days now. I rubbed them down tonight at wrapped them in celophane and back in the fridge. Here is my handy work so far: Just out of the wrappiing The Butt slathered in mustard And rubbed down ready for the celophane I plan on starting to smoke them Friday evening (if I don't get called into work) if i do I'll start early Saturday morning. I do have a question though. Do i need to take the butts out of the fridge a few hours ahead of time to get them closer to room temperature or take straight from the fridge to the smoker? Can't wait until I fire off the smoker. I really hope I'm doing this right, don't want to mess it up.